Homesteading & Self-Sufficiency
Each and every living creature on this planet is dependant on outside resources in order to survive. The idea of self-sufficency and homesteading deals with taking control of our dependency to make a healthier, happier life.
While land man not be freely available in most areas of the world, homesteading remains a way of life. The back to the land movement involved with sustainable agriculture and homemaking isn't exactly new but is making a huge comeback.
Homesteading comes from the heart and for that reason homesteading can be accomplished no matter where you live and how much you have. To achieve your self-sufficiency and homesteading goals check out the resources provided.
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Gig em' Aggies! This 24-pack of Cool Gear Texas A&M 16-Ounce Mason Jar Water Bottles are Kevin Sumlin approved and show off your spirit for your favorite team. This water bottle does the job and never lets you go anywhere thirsty. With a 16-ounce capacity, you'll never be dehydrated again. It's great to take to the gym, tailgating, biking on campus, to class, work, or wherever you need quick access to quench your thirst. It not only features the NCAA licensed logo, but you can drink from the cool, red straw or with a flip-top spout. It's BPA-free, double-insulated, and it's dishwasher safe. Keep calm and Aggie on with your new Cool Gear Texas A&M 16-Ounce Mason Jar Water Bottles. These Cool Gear Texas A&M 16-Ounce Mason Jar Water Bottle show off your Aggie spirit and ensure you are never dehydrated 16-ounce capacity NCAA licensed logo and design Great for use at tailgates and other gametime gatherings BPA-free Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold Dual-function cap where you can sip out of the included straw or from the lid Top-shelf dishwasher safe Not intended for canning Weight: 0.3 pounds Quantity: 24 bottles Product warranty: 1-year warranty
Improves aeration. Acts as a natural sponge. Enhances decomposition. Eco Friendly alternative to peat moss. Absorbs water reduces odors. Made from 100 percent natural coco fiber. 8 in. L x 4 in. W x 2 in. H (1.43 lbs.). Good Ideas Inc brings you coco fiber a new eco-friendly alternative to peat moss. Peat moss is extracted from peat bogs that take thousands of years to form and years to recover and therefore is not a readily renewable resource. Peat bogs are part of a sensitive ecology that supports unique wildlife. Help protect peat bogs by using coco fiber a renewable resource that helps retain nutrients and balance moisture in composers and will continue to benefit your garden long after it leaves the composter. Using a completely natural, renewable resource for composting and gardening needs is definitely a good idea.
Stores 54 gallons. Easy setup. One piece closed design prevents access of children, pets and wildlife. Brass spigot for attaching garden hose. Threaded attachment for connecting hose below spigot at bottom of barrel. Automatic overflow with 6 foot hose. Secure double screen keeps out insects and filters heavy debris from entering rain barrel. Durable i.e. over 20 lbs.. Nearly 0.25 in. thick. Partial content pre-consumer recycled. Linkable with connector. Made from food grade polyethylene plastic. Made in USA. 23 in. Dia. x 36 in. H. Prepare for droughts, save water and enjoy great garden function with this premium, efficient, durable and Attractive Rain Barrel. Beautiful design is suitable for quality home and garden settings that demand character rather than castaway appearance. You'll find performance and function that is unequalled by any other product on the market. Quality features such as solid brass spigot, aluminum intake screen, wood grain detailing and natural color choices make this functional and desirable Rain Barrel a true asset. Just one quarter inch of rain on a small 500 sq. ft roof will completely fill this 54 gallon water resource, enabling you to save precious water for multiple outdoor needs. The high volume automatic overflow can be extended to direct excess collected rainwater to distant trees, shrubs, gardens or planting beds to soak essential areas when rain arrives. Securely screened to prevent insect entry . . . closed design prevents children, pets or wildlife from accidents . . . and this Rain Barrel arrives fully assembled for quick easy setup. You'll find this Rainsaver is the no.1 rain barrel for quality, function and design on the market today. Created to capture natures renewable resources while providing great function for runoff control and water conservation. Molded from partially recycled material, our rain barrels are created with tasteful tones that penetrate the full thickness of the barrel so color will not scratch off or fade away. Carefully blended materials are intended to complement and enhance the natural surroundings of homes, gardens or public structures. This is a Rain Barrel you can be proud to display and does not need to be hidden behind the back shed or garage. Designed from the ground up, our Rainsaver is built to provide exceptional function too. A solid brass threaded spigot allows dispensing to a watering can or you can hook a hose up to the lower access point using the provided adapter. A recessed intake surface acts like a large funnel collecting water as it arrives from your downspout. This design feature provides simple setup because you do not need to precisely connect metal fittings directly into the barrel. It also enables tightly fitted mosquito screens to remain securely in place and prevents water backing up the downspout during flash storms.
Windscreen4less Heavy Duty Privacy Screen Fence in Color Solid Black 6' x 50' Brass Grommets w/3-Year Warranty 130 GSM (Customized Sizes Available)
Description Import Fence Privacy Windscreen Fence, Solid BlackEasy to install windscreen fence provides the privacy customers need, yet allows air to go through to create breeze. The 2 grommets design on each corner secures position on customer's deck or fence. The brand new waterproofed polyethylene has 2 grommets on each corner, and side has reinforced seems. About the BrandImport Fence is a Southern California based company specialized in sunshade sails, privacy wind screens and other patio/garden related accessories. Our manufacturing plant has strict quality control methods to ensure our products meet the highest standards. Our mission is to always provide the best service to our customers with industry's leading prices.
The Algreen Agua Rain Barrel combines the timeless aesthetic elegance of ceramics with the enduring durability of modern plastics. The Agua is constructed from tough, roto-molded plastic able to withstand extreme temperatures and will not chip, fade, or crack over time. Differentiate your garden décor with new upscale granite and stone finishes. Made in Canada.
This superior quality fence is used to delineate work zones and define boundaries. Fence is 4 feet tall and 100 feet long. It is made from 100% domestic polypropylene resins and is manufactured in the U.S.A. An economical multi-purpose barrier, it is high visibility orange color with a 3.75” x 1.75” mesh size and weighs around 7.2 lbs per roll. It is U.V stabilized for greater durability.
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens
Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you’ll learn: —The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock —So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation — The Art of Brooding —Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs —Nutrition, Health, and Wellness …and much more!
Includes all the necessary hardware and keyed locking lever. Windows shutters and flower boxes not included. All wood is pre-cut and ready to assemble. Flexible and extra-wide doors provide easy access. Can be installed with a cement foundation. Resistant to rusting, denting or sagging as well as damage from demanding wind and snow loads. Factory-primed smartside siding to resist fungal decay and wood-destroying insects. Pre-cut panels and pre-hung doors come with nails, screws, continuous hinges, hardware and simple, illustrated instructions for easy assembly. Made from wood. 12 ft. : 144 in. L x 144 in. W x 125.50 in. H (1458 lbs.). 20 ft. : 244 in. L x 155 in. W x 120 in. H (2056 lbs.). 24 ft. : 288 in. L x 120 in. W x 144 in. H (2355 lbs.). Double doors : 64 in. W x 72 in. H. Assembly Instruction . Warranty . Large enough to store your collection of off-road vehicles. Extra-wide double doors can be placed on any side of the building and provide easy access for riding mowers, lawn equipment and other large items. The most common use for a shed is of course, storage for those items people want to keep out of the way. However, there are SO many more uses for a shed that most people don't realize,here are they workshop, artist's studio, mediation studio, outdoor office, play house or play room, exercise room. Customizing a wood shed to fit your needs is easier than you think. You can quickly add a theme to your shed with some paint and decals, or check out our accessories to see our shelves and organizers.
Planetary Design AirScape Bucket Insert - Preserves Foods Freshness from Oxygen - There are a LOT of 5 gallon buckets in the world! And just like nearly all other food storage containers, they don't help preserve what's inside given that air is trapped in with the contents, slowly eating away the freshness. With our AirScape Bucket inner lid, the air is forced out of any 3.5-5 gallon bucket so you can properly store whatever you have inside regardless of how full it is. The patent-pending inner lid descends with the lowering contents so that it is always forcing the maximum amount of air out, keeping food much fresher much longer. This food storage revolution is great for preserving bulk coffee, flour, rice, legumes, pet food, chicken feed and much, much more. Don't just store it - preserve it!
* Winner of the Best Single Subject Book in Canada (English) at the 2016 Gourmand Cookbook Awards! *Today’s renaissance of the backyard flock is driven by a growing desire for healthy organic ingredients, food security and animal welfareand while hunger might be the best sauce,” a dash of self-sufficiency is remarkably satisfying too. As communities across the country amend urban bylaws to allow backyard flocks, more and more of us are enjoying the pleasures and rewards of keeping hens in the garden.In addition to tending her family’s flock as a child, Signe Langford has kept chickens in her urban yard for almost a decade. Her book is stuffed full of practical advice on keeping the garden both gorgeous and productive and hens happy and healthy. In addition to answering questions about coop construction, year-round egg production and whether or not a rooster is really needed, she covers the best breeds for backyards. Langford includes dozens of simple and elegant recipes from her own kitchen, as well as contributions from celebrated chefs.With beautiful photographs, illustrations and garden plans, this book is sure to become a favorite of avid and aspiring backyard farmers alike.
Store your household goods in style with our convenient plastic shed. You'll love the way this attractive storage container protects your belongings while complementing your outdoor decor. Perfect for both lawn, deck and garden, our outdoor storage box is lightweight yet sturdy. This attractive Keter shed will look great in your backyard, garden area or next to the pool. Its neutral colors and wood-look texture are perfect for any setting. Everyone in the family will loving having easy access to trash cans, pool toys, pet accessories and other household essentials. Items can be reached by opening the lid or the two front doors. Wide-opening doors make stashing all your smaller items quick and convenient. Our resin shed requires no special care; just wipe with a damp cloth to clean. Features & Benefits: • Stylish wood-look texture in neutral colors to complement any home • Made from polypropylene resin plastic & steel reinforcement to ensure its durability • Storage capacity: 27.4 cu. ft. • Floor weight capacity: 30 PSF • Roof weight capacity: 15 PSF • External dimensions: 51 in. W x 29 in. D x 43.5 in. H • Internal dimensions: 47.6 in. W x 25.2 in. D x 39.4 in. H • Can store two 32 gallon trash cans • Opens from the top or the front • Wide double front doors • Optional metal hinges for easy-opening lid • Lockable latch (lock not included) • Sturdy floor panel included • Built-in support for shelf (shelf not included) • Weather-resistant, waterproof and UV protected • Will not peel, rot or rust • Never needs painting
Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Back to Basics Guides)
The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folksnow fully updated!Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It’s written with country lovers in mindeven those who currently live in the city.Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needsand more.
With stylish good looks and the same range of colored lids, the Urban Composter City has a 6 liter capacity. The Urban Composter City uses anaerobic composting to ferment your kitchen scraps right in the bucket, with no foul odors and no flies. Simply...
Includes skylight and metal foundation just add plywood floor. Wide double lockable doors and metal-reinforced wall columns. Wind tested up to 115 mph (when anchored properly to the ground). 6 ft. tall walk-in shed. Wide 60 in. double doors. Rust, rot, dent or mildew free. Never needs painting. Fire retardant. Strong metal structure tested for 20lbs/sq.ft. snow load. Padlock eye to secure shed. 15 year limited warranty. Made in United Arab Emirates. Made from durable, maintenance free vinyl that will not rust or rot. Minimal assembly required. 94.2 in. L x 94.2 in. W. This backyard storage shed was designed to meet the height requirements for most communities. The 8 ft wide Duramate series shed provides between 40 and 64 sq ft of space. All Duramate Series sheds feature a wide double door for easy access. The wall columns are reinforced with a solid metal structure to provide long lasting support.
Improve the speed of composting with Good Ideas Compost Wizard 24 Cu. Ft. booster. This compost accessory consists of two packs with six items included to enhance the process composting. This booster has advanced enzyme technology to transform your ho...
A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results.With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, conserving water is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean your gardening options are limited to cacti and rocks. The Water-Saving Garden provides gardeners and homeowners with a diverse array of techniques and plentiful inspiration for creating outdoor spaces that are so beautiful and inviting, it’s hard to believe they are water-thrifty. Including a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, this accessible and contemporary guide is full of must-know information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, permeable paving, and more.